Obama Names Oakland Director Rosa “Rosie” Gumataotao Rios as U.S. Treasurer

Rosa “Rosie”  Gumataotao Rios

Rosa “Rosie” Gumataotao Rios

President Barack Obama has nominated former City of Oakland Director Rosa “Rosie” Gumataotao Rios for United States Treasurer. With more than 21 years of real estate and urban development experience, Rios served as the director of the Redevelopment and Economic Development departments for the City of Oakland. Rios has a long track record in California economic development with municipal governments in the cities of Fremont, San Leandro and Union City. “I am so very pleased that my constituent,  … who I enthusiastically supported, has been chosen to serve as our new U.S. Treasurer,” said Congresswoman Barbara Lee. “While working for the City of Oakland, she led the efforts to facilitate development and business opportunities within Oakland and revitalize the city’s downtown and neighborhood corridors,” Lee said. Rios currently is Managing Director of Investments for MacFarlane Partners, one of the leading real estate investment management firms in the U.S. She serves as the primary liaison with the firms’ real estate and capital partners to facilitate investments located in urban and high-density suburban markets and recently closed on over $345 million worth of equity commitments. She also serves as a Trustee of the Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Association and is a board member of the California Association of Local Economic Development and the Fruitvale Spanish-Speaking Unity Council. A graduate of Harvard University, she is a Fellow with the Royal Society of the Arts.
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